The 17th annual Leadership Development Workshop (LDW) took place October 16-19 in Grapevine, Texas. Hosted by PPAI and the Regional Association Council (RAC), the four-day event began Monday with a PPAI Board of Directors meeting and continues today with a full-day training and planning session for PPAI committee and advisory group chairs. LDW continued Wednesday and Thursday with an extensive curriculum designed to provide regional association leadership with numerous learning opportunities through general sessions, breakout discussions and idea-sharing activities.
The PPAI Product Responsibility Summit offered two full days of education focused on the most-pressing business implications, challenges and opportunities associated with compliance. Facilitated by industry thought leaders, representatives from product safety labs and leaders in compliance, this eye-opening event will explore the latest developments, as well as best practices.
In Austin, Texas, the fourth annual PPAI Technology Summit presented two days of in-depth, diverse discussion on the issues, challenges and opportunities top-of-mind among industry technology professionals. Running August 16-17, for the third year in a row Tech Summit was held immediately following the North American Leadership Conference (NALC), which ended August 15.
This year’s PPAI North American Leadership Conference brought an impressive and influential group of industry business leaders, owners and executives from many of the top companies in the industry together this week for insightful education, information sharing, networking and, of course, a little live music in the Live Music Capital of the World—Austin, Texas. The conference, held at the Four Seasons Hotel in the heart of the city, opened with a reception and dinner on Sunday night; two full days of educational programming followed.
PPAI’s inaugural SPARK conference for young professionals in the promotional products industry was a hands-down success last week in Denver, Colorado. Held July 27-28 at the Denver Marriott City Center, SPARK offered education and networking opportunities for more than 60 industry practitioners who are at the beginning stages of their careers in the promotional products industry.
The PPAI Women’s Leadership Conference (WLC), now in its 13th year, drew a record 163 attendees, including 67 first-timers, to the Omni Scottsdale Resort & Spa at Montelucia for the promotional products industry’s leading women’s conference. This year’s attendees represent a cross section of the industry with professionals at every level from suppliers, distributors and business services companies, and with more than half of attendees each bringing more than 11 years of industry experience to the mix.
Thank you for attending Expo East 2017. June 12-14th. Attendees from across the region and as far away as Arizona, California, Tennessee and Texas came through Expo East’s doors this year to meet with 320 exhibiting companies at 395 booths.
Thank you for participating in PPAI L.E.A.D. 2017. Held April 26-27, 2017, PPAI members and staff met with senators, congressional representatives and their legislative staffs on Capitol Hill to discuss legislation and issues relevant to the promotional products industry.
Thank you for participating in Promotional Products Work! Week 2017. Held April 24-28 this year, the event promoted the effectiveness of promotional products and detailed the reasons why working with a qualified promotional products professional to design, source and produce products is essential to any marketing campaign. Check back soon for 2018 dates or contact PPAI to found out how you can participate in PPW!W next year.